Skylight Mansions

The incessant quest for new housing typologies that respond to the ever-changing social needs, the climatic conditions and the vital issue of energy has urged us to seek innovative living proposals. The Skylight Mansions project endeavours to explore a new housing typology, one that will eventually enrich housing options currently on hand. 

The proposed project is situated in upcoming area of Nicosia, within walking distance from Athalassa National park and in close proximity to the University of Cyprus, the General Hospital and the Mall of Cyprus while reaping the benefits of a nice open field area in the outskirts of Yeri.  The project consists of 10 independent houses, with each house claiming distinct individuality through the use of different materials.
Two main parameters have determined the design which carefully ‘sculpts’ spaces and structures: provision of substantial open space for outdoor activities, and maximum Southern exposure. This specific objective has prompted the introduction of a system of skylights that provide all spaces with controlled South light and cross ventilation.  The system also succeeds in offering covered and uncovered outdoor spaces across all levels, culminating to a sculpted ‘emancipated’ roof garden with unobstructed view.




The building – Description

The housing complex is composed of 10 independent two-storey houses of different sizes and each one owns a land percentage.

Structural specifications

Frame  The frame of the building will be of reinforced concrete.

Masonry
The masonry will be constructed of bricks and three coats of render. The exterior walls will be 250 mm thick of thermal insulated bricks and the internal walls of common bricks 100 mm thick.

Roofing – Waterproofing
Lightweight concrete or extruded polystyrene and insulation with tar paper sp thickness 4 mm on the roof. Lightweight concrete and insulation with tar paper sp thickness 3 mm on the verandas. Roofmate 5cm thick as a thermal insulation.

Floorings
Light concrete screed for ceramics and marble and concrete for carpets and parquet floors.

Paint-work
Three coats of emulsion on interior walls in general. Three coats of emulsion and spatula on interior ceilings. Sandex paint and spatula on exterior ceilings. Oil paint on the metal surfaces of railings. Oil paints in general will be applied in three coats (primer, undercoat and finish).

External works
General earthworks and concreting works for the shaping of exterior spaces. Low concrete walls on the ground floor at a height of 1m. Construction of public pavement at the entrance of the building.

Plumbing
Water supply with pressure system consisting of pipes of a minimum 15mm diameter, hot water return pump, solar collectors with an electric immersion heater, sewage /drainage and drainage gutters on the terrace for rainwater. Water tanks of 2 tons capacity per house and hot water supply system with the use of the 2 solar collectors (1X2m) and the electric element.

Mechanical works
The houses have an Energy Performance Class (E.P.C.) of B and B+. Mechanical ventilation for interior lavatories / bathrooms. Provisions for 7No. of air-conditioning systems (split units) for each house by placing the necessary piping, drainage, power supply. The ground floor (dining area) cooling will be concealed functioning from the heat pump chiller and on the rest areas wall split units.Central underfloor electric heat pump type heating system for each house. For maintaining the E.P.C. for each house, the buyer’s needs to enforce the least energy criteria as described on Appendix B.

Electrical works
In general electrical parts of European manufacture. At least 25 free plug sockets for the three bedroom apartment, 6 telephone outlets and 6 television outlets. In the kitchen all fitted appliances will be wired inside the walls by a fused spare unit and will include points for oven, microwave, kitchen hob, washing machine, dishwasher, and refrigerator and extractor fan. One videophone intercom per level.

Metal works
Aluminium windows and double glazing doors of the architect’s approval. Aluminium blinds of external use for the bedroom windows. Metal railing on the verandas.

Wood works
Internal doors, wardrobes and bathroom benches of Italian origin. Kitchen benches and wall units of Italian origin. Entrance door of solid wood.


FLOOR UNIT # PLOT AREA INTERNAL
(m2)
COVERED
VERANDA (m2)
UNCOVERED
VERANDA (m2)
YARD BEDROOMS PARKING REMARKS
K1 465 235 12 195 4 2 SOLD
K2 409 244 12 186 4 2 AVAILABLE
K3 379 231 12 148 4 2 AVAILABLE
K4 376 175 21 196 4 2 SOLD
K5 410 248 15 155 4 2 SOLD
K6 409 232 14 178 4 2 AVAILABLE
K7 411 228 15 183 4 2 AVAILABLE
K8 410 239 16 159 4 2 RESERVED
K9 408 245 16 157 4 2 AVAILABLE
K10 408 242 16 158 4 2 AVAILABLE
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